Category Archives: Herman’s Corner

Tips From A Road Warrior (7): Make Sure You Are Not At The Bleeding Edge

During the past several years, I have had my share of luggage handling woes, although to be honest, it has not really be too bad. Most of the issues occurred when I had tight connections returning home, and my luggage … Continue reading

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Hospital Patient Smart Rooms Using RFID And RTLS

One of the major innovations at the HIMSS2011 is the emergence of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). Many have argued that it is about time that healthcare IT uses some of the technologies that are … Continue reading

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Implementing A New Code System: Don’t Panic!

The implementation of the new ICD-10 codes to replace the ancient ICD-9 codes for procedures and diagnosis is required by Oct. 1, 2013. That means that all reimbursements on Sept. 30 have to be in ICD-9 coding and at midnight … Continue reading

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Dr. David Blumenthal: “As Long As We Are Going in the Same Direction”

One of the most interesting sections of the HIMSS 2011 exposition is definitely the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) showcase exhibit. Spread over a surface of one acre on the exhibition floor, dozens of vendors showcase their ability to seamlessly … Continue reading

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HIMSS2011: what’s keeping the CIO awake at night?

There are many new requirements that cause sleepless nights for a hospital CIO. The first one is obviously the requirement to implement electronic health records in a meaningful manner. This is not as easy as it sounds, as there are … Continue reading

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Hot from HIMSS2011: Meaningful Use of EHR’s Unnecessarily Complex.

Dr. Anita Karcz, the chief medical officer of Health Metrics summed it up during the Meaningful Use symposium, which preceded the 50th annual HIMSS meeting in Orlando Florida this week. In addition to being unnecessarily complex, the information about Meaningful … Continue reading

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Tips From A Road Warrior (5): Know Basic Language And Demand Access

In most foreign countries I typically can get around using English along with a basic knowledge of the French and German languages I learned in high school. English is prevalent, especially in major foreign cities. For example in Tokyo, the … Continue reading

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Tips From A Road Warrior (4): Keep Track Of Your Gate/Port Number

Anyone who has ever flown out of the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) airport knows that it is huge. The airport itself is actually bigger than the island of Manhattan and, after Atlanta and Chicago, it is the busiest airport in … Continue reading

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Meaningful Use or Mis-Use For Radiology?

If you would scan all of the marketing materials, press releases and announcements of healthcare device and IT companies, the term Meaningful Use (MU) would be one of the most used words, together with cloud storage, vendor neutral archiving and … Continue reading

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Dose Management, A Critical Issue In Radiology

Radiation dose management has become a “hot topic” as witnessed by several RSNA presentations about this subject and also obviously the attention it has gotten in the press because of several incidents causing people to be severely over-exposed with X-ray … Continue reading

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